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Mosque lamps. Ceramic mosque lamps hung from the ceiling by chains. Their shape is based on earlier glass examples fom Mamluk Egypt (AD 1250-1517). It is likely that a glass oil lamp would have been fitted to provide light. There is also a symbolic association of light with God.

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Mosque lamps.  Ceramic mosque lamps hung from the ceiling by chains.  Their shape is based on earlier glass examples fom Mamluk Egypt (AD 1250-1517).  It is likely that a glass oil lamp would have been fitted to provide light.  There is also a symbolic association of light with God.